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Volume 32 , Issue 4
August 2012

Pages 403 (e131-e134)

Reattachment of Connective Tissue Fibers to a Laser-Microgrooved Abutment Surface

Myron Nevins, DDS/Marcelo Camelo, DDS/Marc L. Nevins, DMD, MMSc/Peter Schupbach, PhD/David M. Kim, DDS, DMSc

PMID: 22577655
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.1085

This report presents human evidence of reattachment of the connective tissue when a laser-microgrooved healing abutment was replaced with a laser-microgrooved cylindric definitive abutment. No additional bone loss was noted 15 weeks after placement of the laser-microgrooved cylindric definitive abutment. Dense connective tissue was in intimate contact with the laser-microgrooved surface to the point of the soft tissue separation, and clear evidence of the junctional epithelium ending at the coronal-most position of the laser-microgrooved zone was identified. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2012;32:e131e134.)

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